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Bhopal Travel Guide

A lake city in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is a land with galore of natural magnificence. Separated by two artificial lakes, the city of Bhopal is an amalgamation of two cities with distinctive city lives that makes it one of the popular tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh. On the north, the old city of Bhopal astounds travellers with its historical grandeur which includes mosques, havelis, winding alleys, bustling chowks and chaotic bazaars. Whereas, towards the south, there lie two lakes in the new Bhopal city. Contemporary lifestyle, wide roads, shopping centres, laid-back restaurants and lavish hotels lie comfortably in the Shamla and Arera Hills. It was the King Bhoja of Pramara dynasty who founded the city of Bhopal. However, later it was renovated by the Dost Mohammed Khan who was an Afghan soldier and also a subordinate of Mughals. For tourists, the city offers a melange of experiences that consist of historic attractions and contemporary cityscape. A visit to this renowned tourist place in Madhya Pradesh is unique in itself with its sorts of attractions that never miss a chance to fascinate travellers.

Best Places to Stay & Things to Do in & around Bhopal

Accommodation

Being a commercial and tourism hub of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is dotted with a large number of accommodations. From luxury to deluxe and standard to budget, the city proffers a wide range of hotels, inns and resorts that befit the pocket of every traveller. Maharana Pratap Nagar, Habibganj Railway StationBirla Mandir, Malviya Nagar, Kolar Road and Hosnagabad Road are some popular areas where tourists can find a wide range of hotels and resorts to stay in Bhopal. The services and arrangements of the hotels in Bhopal depend on the category.

Top Things to Do

Bhopal is a vibrant city with numerous treasures in its fold. Apart from its natural grandeur, historic monuments and spiritual sites, the city entertains tourists in many more ways. Of those numerous ways, one popular is spending an evening at Sair Sapata, which leisure park where people can spend some time indulging in adventurous activities with their friends and family. Besides, tasting the Mughlai and Peshawari delicacies of the region is another significant thing to do in Bhopal. Along with that, ropeway ride to Manuabhan Tekri is one of those not to miss experiences in Bhopal. Furthermore, you can also indulge in shopping experience in Bhopal. For that, Chowk Bazaar, Bittan Market, Habibaganj Market, New Market and Sarafa Bazaar are some popular shopping hotspots in Bhopal to be.

Nearby Places to Visit

Bhopal is one such enticing travel destination in Madhya Pradesh which certainly can’t be explored in just a one visit. However, if a traveller somehow able to do that the city still offers a lot more for its visitors. Bhopal also gives tourists a chance to visit its nearby places. Satpura National Park is one of those destinations that situated in the near proximity to the city and is located at a distance of around 186 km. Khajuraho is another tourist destination nearby Bhopal which is known as a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in the region. The town is famous for ancient Hindu and Jain temples with carved erotic sculptures on the walls. Jabalpur which is located at a distance of 329 km is also a day trip away from Bhopal.

Best Time to Visit Bhopal

The city of Bhopal can be visited any time during a year. Yet, the best time to visit Bhopal is the winter season. The cool, calm and pleasant weather of the city during winter makes the season the most favourable time to explore the city as compared to summer and monsoon.

Summer
season

24°C to 47°C, March to June

With the month of March, the summer season marks its beginning in Bhopal. The temperature during this season goes up to 47°C and the weather conditions remain hot and humid. In a scorching heat of summer, tourists get drained out easily that becomes a difficulty in exploring the city to its fullest. The summer season in Bhopal lasts until the month of June.

Winter
season

7°C to 23°C, Oct to Feb

The month of October marks the onset of the winter season in Bhopal. Perhaps, the best season to visit Bhopal, winter enjoys cool and pleasant weather conditions that remain in favour of tourism. During these months, the temperature falls down to 7°C. The season of winter in Bhopal ends in the month of February.

Monsoon
season

26°C to 37°C, July to September

Monsoon in Bhopal brings heavy rainfall. Commences in the month of July, the season receives a significant showering that makes it complicated for tourists to visit the place without getting wet. The season continues till the month of September. Despite the unfavourable weather conditions, the monsoon season is known to blossom-up the beauty of the city.

How to Reach Bhopal?

Being one of the major tourist cities of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal can easily be reached by any mean of transportation, whether rail, road or air. However, the best mean to reach Bhopal is the railway.

The city has its own airhead, Raja Bhoj Airport, which is also known as Bhopal Airport. The airport is well-connected with all the major cities of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai and Kolkata. Regular flights ply from these cities to Bhopal which can be available at affordable if booking is done months in advance. From the airport, tourists can avail the service of a taxi to reach the desired destination in Bhopal.

The city of Bhopal is also easily accessible through road and national highway networks. A number of private and government buses run on a regular interval that connects Bhopal to its nearby cities and towns. Bhopal is located at a distance of 192 km from Ujjain, 193 km from Indore, 294 km from Ratlam and 351 km from Nagpur. Moreover, tourists can also reach the city from these destinations through their own vehicle.

The railway is the best way to reach Bhopal because of vast rail connectivity of Indian Rail Network. The city also has its own railhead, Bhopal Junction Railway Station, which is very well linked with almost every corner of the country. In order to reach the destination from the station, tourists can either board a local bus or can also hire a taxi.

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